If I had a dinosaur

If I had a dinosaur

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As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story

WINNER of the 'Best Preschool Book' - Made For Mums Awards 2018

A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too... wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 238 x 260 x 10.16mm | 420g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0500650993
  • 9780500650998
  • 133,262

Review quote

'Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text scans perfectly, and is pleasingly complemented by Alex Barrow's simple, impactful illustrations ... It is a joy to be able to pick up a book about dinosaurs featuring a main character who is female, and yet whose gender is utterly irrelevant to the storyline' - Teach Early Years 'Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text and Alex Barrow's simple yet evocative illustrations combine beautifully. The book encourages active participation from children' - Book Trust 'Truly celebrates the power of children's imagination and their perennial fascination with dinosaurs through cheeky wit and rhyme' - Early Years Childcarer 'A must-read for dino fans' - Angels & Urchins 'Perfect for pre-school paleontologists! ... A joy to share any time of day' - Baby London
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About Gabby Dawnay

Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children's television. Alex Barrow, a London-based illustrator, is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are the duo behind children's picture books If I had a dinosaur, A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear, all published by Thames & Hudson.
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Rating details

138 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 25% (34)
4 38% (53)
3 28% (38)
2 6% (8)
1 4% (5)
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